Zimbabwe

Zuma, Mugabe to co-chair BNC meeting in Harare this week

2016-10-31 17:30
President Jacob Zuma. (File, AFP)

President Jacob Zuma. (File, AFP)

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HARARE - President Jacob Zuma is expected to visit Harare this week for the inaugural session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
 
According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, the meeting will be jointly chaired by President Zuma and his Zimbabwean counterpart President Robert Mugabe.
 
The report said that the BNC meetings were expected to start on Monday, with a meeting of senior officials focusing on a plethora of bilateral issues including trade, investment, energy, tourism, water and health. 
 
Head of Zimbabwe’s senior officials’ delegation, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, and South Africa’s International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane were expected to sign  agreements and Memorandum of Understanding after which a joint communiqué would be issued. 
 
A Press conference was scheduled thereafter followed by a luncheon hosted by president Mugabe. 


President Zuma was expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on November 2, with a delegatiuon of eight ministers.

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